Matt Thomas

Matt-Thomas Matt Thomas is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and anchoring full-time on NewsRadio 1080-KRLD since 2006. In addition to his on-air work, Matt also is Assistant News Director for KRLD and the Texas State Radio Network. He has been anchoring the KRLD Afternoon News since 2012.

Prior to joining KRLD the North Texas native worked as a reporter at NewsRadio 740-KTRH in Houston. It was there he covered several high-profile stories including the sixteen-week fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Matt also covered hurricane Rita from Beaumont and spent weeks reporting from New Orleans both before and after hurricane Katrina.

Matt is a reporter at heart, and still loves it when he has the opportunity to go to the scene of breaking news. He has been named, “Best Spot News Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters several times. He has also been a part of several, “Best Newscast” awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently Radio President on the board of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He has been on the board since 2011.

Matt was raised in Denton County, but moved to New York City to attend college after high school graduation. While there, he worked part-time as a desk assistant at ABC News Radio. His on-air career on-air started while he was in college doing both airborne and studio traffic reports for KRLD and several other stations in North Texas.

When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Megan and with his friends and family. Matt lives in Plano and his hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Follow Matt on Twitter @MattThomasNews or you can send him an e-mail at

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Post-Election Home Buying Soars In North Texas

There is a lot of post-election home buying going on in North Texas.

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Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade Canceled Due To Weather

The cold and rainy weather expected this weekend has prompted the rare cancellation of one of the biggest holiday events in North Texas.



Salvation Army Preps For Massive Thanksgiving Meal

The kitchen at the Salvation Army homeless shelter off Harry Hines in Dallas is a frenzy of activity. They’re expecting 2,000 people for Thanksgiving Dinner, a meal of that size takes a lot of prep work.


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Rick Perry To Meet With President-Elect Donald Trump

Former Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry has a meeting with the President-Elect at Trump Tower in New York City today to possibly fill a spot in Trump’s cabinet.


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Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop Expands In North Texas

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop has become so popular in Dallas that it is expanding into Fort Worth and Frisco.


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Local Church At Odds With Baptist General Convention Over Gay Worshipers

A church in Dallas is now at odds with the Baptist General Convention of Texas after a recent decision on welcoming gay worshipers.


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Texas Electrical Workers Headed To Florida, Preparing For Hurricane Recovery

North Texas electric workers are making the long drive to Florida to help with outages that are expected when Hurricane Matthew makes landfall.


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A Long Road To Improvements On Highway 78

Growth near Lake Lavon has meant an often hard-fought battle to improve the main artery through the Wylie area.


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State Fair Exhibit Opens At SMU

If you’re impatient and just can’t wait for the State Fair next week, SMU has some good news.


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Plano Landlord Stumbles On Possible Meth Lab

A landlord trying to evict some tenants from a home stumbles on a possible meth lab in a Plano neighborhood.



Animation Released of New Dallas North Tollway

Drivers can now see what the Dallas North Tollway will look like when addition of a fourth lane is complete.


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Gov. Abbott To Appear In North Texas For “Broken But Unbowed” Book Signing

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is making a stop in North Texas as part of his 19 city book tour promoting, “Broken But Unbowed.”



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